When a young man finds that a damsel eyes his suit with favour, he informs a friend, and the two don their best clothes and make a ceremonious call upon the girl's father.
If the parents are satisfied, a certain trial time of some months is arranged for, and the young people see what they can of each other, or " keep company " during this period.
I’m no closer really to knowing how people felt in post-war Italy.
However, by catching glimpses of the changing ways in which people described their experiences over time, I can catch glimpses of what people might have meant when they spoke about love, at different moments in time.
In July 1955 Wanda Bontà, agony aunt for the popular Italian magazine Grand Hotel, received a letter that she was both amused and baffled by, if the response she published in her column is anything to go by.
She is currently researching histories of courtship and love in post-war Italy and is also broadly interested in gender, emotions and the body in contemporary European and Mediterranean history.When this is past, if they have meanwhile discovered that their tempers are incompatible, the matter drops.If, on the other hand, all goes well, the young man, his parents and relatives, visit the girl's father and make a formal demand for her hand in marriage.You may now see our list and photos of women who are in your area and meet your preferences.Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.
If someone is a happy marriage customs varied somewhat troubled.